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Conference: Social Media and the Transformation of Public Space

June 18-20, 2014 – University of Amsterdam, Netherlands (funded by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Science) Organizers: José van Dijck & Thomas Poell Confirmed keynote speakers: Lance Bennett, Tarleton Gillespie, Alfred Hermida, Hallvard Moe Discussants: C.W. Anderson, Marcel Broersma, Jean Burgess, Irene Costera Meijer, Mark Deuze, Marlies Glasius, Eggo Müller, Bernhard Rieder, and Michael Schudson […]

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The Boston Marathon Bombings, 4Chan’s Think Tank, and a Modest Proposal for an Emergency Crowdsourced Investigation Platform

We are still in the immediate wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, but it is already clear that the investigation into these attacks is taking a very different shape than the investigation into the 9/11 attacks. One of the big reasons, naturally, is the explosion of smartphone use in recent years, providing a wealth of […]

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The Ethnomathematics of Algorithms

Inspired by recent postings by Tarleton Gillespie and C.W. Anderson,  I wanted to chime in with my own take on the material and political aspects of algorithms. I’ve been mulling this over in my work with sensor enthusiasts, both in the Quantified Self movement and in open data communities like Cosm (formerly Pachube). This is […]

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Announcement: 2 New Books, The Digital Rights Movement: The Role of Technology in Subverting Digital Copyright (Hector Postigo) and Managing Privacy through Accountability (Postigo co-Ed.)

Hector Postigo published two books this month.  The first is based on his work on digital technologies, cultural production and user resistance to copyright management systems.   Below is the description: “The movement against restrictive digital copyright protection arose largely in response to the excesses of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) of 1998. In […]

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